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From Tony Stevenson <t...@pc-tony.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache as non-root
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2007 14:45:07 GMT

Melanie Pfefer wrote:
> hi
> 
> I modified user in httpd.conf but as long as the port
> number is 80, only root can start apache. subsequent
> process will be run as non-root.

This is expected behaviour.

> 
> any idea how to allow this user to start apache?

To start Apache on port 80, you need root level access as these are 
privilged ports.

You can user another account, but the port has to be > 1024.


Tony

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